The Pennsylvania Week committee is working with shelters and organizations across the entire state. Scores of exciting life-saving holiday events will be  in the spotlight. Please email or call us. See contact us page. Thank you!
During Week of December 2-10 and Ongoing!
Visit The War Dog Memorial

Bristol Township Municipal Building    2501 Bath Road  Bristol, PA, 19007

The War Dog Memorial was dedicated to the thousands of War Dogs that served during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The memorial also recognizes the service that War Dogs give to the United States of America on countless missions around the world for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines. 

The Memorial was dedicated September 16, 2006. Joseph Pavone, of Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, created the sculpture. The Memorial is located in front of the Bristol Township Municipal Building in Bristol, PA. Bucks County. Phone 215-785-0500 Pls visit wonderful website (and memorial ) with great information about these life-saving heroes.
Saturday, December 2nd      Leave PA 4:30 am 
Central Pennsylvania Humane Society
New York City Bound for Hounds Bus Trip

Join Us for a Fun Filled Day in the Big Apple to Help our Furry Friends at the CPHS! REGISTER BY NOV 17TH! 
The Central PA Humane Society and Fullington Trailways have partnered together again this year for a one day trip to New York City all to benefit the Fur Babies here at the CPHS.Meet at ALTOONA LOWES PARKING LOT! BUS LEAVES @ 4:30 AM.
CALL 814-942-5402 EXT 103 for more info.  See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, December 2nd         8:00 am-10:30 am
Winter Bird Walk
Meet: Olewine Nature Center   Friends of Wildwood Lake Nature Center     100 Wildwood Way  Harrisburg, PA 17110    (717) 221-0292

Join volunteer Audrey Zajac for a winter bird walk to see what birds are active around the nature center and along the North Boardwalk. Many songbirds survive the Pennsylvania winter by searching for seeds and hidden insects. Waterfowl can be seen at Wildwood as long as there is open water. Pre-registration is not required. Fee: Free
Saturday, December 2nd               9:00 am -5:00 pm
Holiday Pet Photos 
Pet Valu 217 West Lancaster Ave     Ardmore, PA 19003 (610) 649-4809

Holiday photos with holiday themed scenes to choose from. Photo packages start at 25.00! Come in with your four legged friends and make a memory to cherish 
On most Saturdays Home At Last Dog Rescue is there with loving adoptable daogs 
Come see us and some of our beautiful adoptable dogs fromat the Ardmore Pet Value. If you have any food or supply donations please stop by to drop them off. We hope to see you there! The pet store is located near the Ardmore Shopping Center across from the car dealership.

We are a group of volunteers whose goal is to save the lives of homeless dogs suffering in high-kill shelters, as well as owner-surrender dogs who need to be re-homed due to unfortunate circumstances. We are not a shelter, and we have no central location for the dogs we rescue. We pull dogs from various shelters and provide foster homes until they are adopted. We strive to match each dog with the right family after the dog has been observed in a foster home. Ck our website for regular meet n greets. 
Saturday, December 2nd                     10:00 am-5:00 pm
ACCT Philly Animal Care & Control Adoptions 

ACCT Philly   111 West Hunting Park Ave   Philadelphia, PA 19140
(267) 385-3800  phone

ACCT Philly welcomes adopters 7 days a week, 365 days a year!  Adopting a new pet is easy. Our main shelter facility is open weekdays, 1pm – 8pm, and weekends, 10am – 5pm and we have numerous other adoption locations where pets are housed or visit weekly & monthly. Please bring photo ID with your current name and address.

Weekdays from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Adoption fees vary from as low as zero dollars – that’s right, no fee  to around $25 . What a deal for a forever best friend. Max depending on the age, species and type of animal. We frequently offer special adoption discounts and promotions; check out the News page for details! Wonderful work they do! Visit
   Saturday, December 2nd     10:00 am - 9:00 pm   
Gift Wrapping to Benefit PAWS

Barnes and Noble 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103  
Phone   (215) 665-0716

Visit our information table and get your holiday gifts wrapped at Barnes and Noble- all proceeds benefit PAWS! See our loving adoptables at

PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest rescue partner and operates two high-volume, low-cost clinics serving pet owners and rescue organizations that lack access to affordable basic veterinary care. Through its three no-kill shelters and foster care network, PAWS finds loving homes for thousands of animals each year. PAWS is working to make Philadelphia a no-kill city where every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home. Consider fostering one of loving pets. You can make room while we find forever homes for more pets. Visit
Saturday, December 2nd     10:00 am-til
Pet Memorial Holiday Tree benefiting Humane Society of Wyoming County
Dietrich Theater   60 E Tioga St.  Tunkhannock, PA 18657

The Humane Society of Wyoming County hosts its annual Holiday Tree, in conjunction with Christmas in Our Hometown. Pet owners may purchase an ornament to place on the tree for $5.00, either in memory of a deceased pet or in honor of a current pet. All proceeds support the Humane Society of Wyoming County. Price: only  $5
           Saturday, December 2nd                       10:00 am-4:00 pm   
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Adoption ~Stuff a Silverado ~
Kenny Ross Chevrolet North   22010 Perry Hwy, Zelienople, PA 16063

Meet and help an adoptable pet! Look at the loving beauties!
At our event, Free First Aid Kits, Bring in something for our wishlist and Enter drawing for the Penguins game, Refreshments, Raffles, Demos by Team Birddog Brigade.

Helping Pets & People Since 1874:The mission of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate and humane services to enhance the lives of companion animals for families and the community; to educate and to prevent the cruelty of all animals in the region we serve.
Saturday, December 2nd       10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Christmas Open Barn Hosted by Noble Hill Rescue

Noble Hill Rescue, Inc.     2002 Noble Rd     Kirkwood, PA 17536

Please come join us to help us support our horses, mules, and veterans programs!
Tour the barn and meet some of our horses and mules.Homemade soups, hot sandwiches, baked goods, cheesecakes to order.

Door prizes, wreaths, crafts, artwork, used tack, pony rides (weather permitting), and more!This non profit event benefits Rescue Horses and the Veterans involved in our Equine Programs at NOBLE HILL a 501(c)3 organization. Visit
Saturday, December 2nd                            Ck times. 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 

Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Pit Bull Dog Rescue Group Directory
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Saturday, December 2nd                10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SPCA of Luzerne County Santa and/or Grinch Photos!

Petco 3480 Wilkes Barre Township Commons, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18702   (570) 820-5973  

Join us on Saturday, December 2nd, 9th and the 16th from 1-4 pm at Petco Wilkes-Barre for their annual Santa and/or Grinch Photos! We'll have a really great group of volunteers there to assist you and your animals for a great shot! Only $10 per photo and it's for a great cause-- what could be better?  See our available pets-loving and cutie pies. Click here.

The SPCA’s mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals by providing:
-Shelter for unwanted, discarded, neglected, and often abused animals.
-An adoption program to place these animals into caring, permanent homes.
-Humane educations programs to enlighten the public about animal problems.
-Humane law enforcement and prosecution programs to address animal cruelty.
Saturday, December 2nd          10:00 am -2:00 pm
TREC the Halls w/ The Animals 

Presque Isle State Park     301 Peninsula Drive Suite 1     Erie, PA 16505

Ski, snowshoe or sled on down to the Tom Ridge Environmental Center for a fun filled day of holiday cheer! Visit activity stations including cookie decorating with Erie Kiwanis Club, live animals courtesy of the Erie Zoo and Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation, games, crafts and more. 

Santa will be visiting from 11:00am to 1:00pm. A breakfast buffet will be offered from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Sunset Café. Call 814-833-5843 between 11:00am and 4:00pm for reservations. The Big Green Screen theatre will have free showings of Mickey’s Christmas Carol at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday, December 2nd    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 Brandywine Valley SPCA
SHARE THE LOVE – Adoption Fees Waived! 
Delaware Subaru1717 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Please join us at Delaware Subaru for The 10th Annual Subaru Share the Love Event. Thanks to the ASPCA and Subaru, adoption fees are WAIVED for the pets in attendance. Bring the kids (two-legged and four-legged) for photos with Santa Claus! ‘Share the Love’ with some of our adorable adoptables. Who knows? One just might choose YOUR home for the holidays. Jolly St. Nick, light refreshments, holiday cheer, puppy dog kisses and sweet purrrrrrs.

No better way to get in the holiday spirit! Hope to see you there! About the ASPCA: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. About the Subaru Share the Love Campaign: Since 2008, Share the Love has donated more than $94 million to charity, See our loving adoptables waiting on homes.
Saturday, December 2nd    10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pictures with Santa Paws and Mrs Claus 

 Tractor Supply 460 Washington Rd#15 Washington, PA 15301 (724) 223-4934
View our adoptable animals on our website, on Pet Finder, or on Adopt A Pet!
$65 for a cat or kitten (or $110 for two cats!!)
$125 for a dog or puppy Purebred (AKC or CFA) or mixed breeds
Includes Avid Microchipping and Avid registration. See loving adoptables!
Saturday, December 2nd    11:00 am -1:00 pm
Home at Last Tailwagger's Holidays with Santa

Tailwaggers 1510 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 (610) 292-0440

Get a start on your holiday shopping for your favorite canine friend(s). Santa will be there for pictures with your pets. Come meet some of our adoptable puppies & dogs from 11 am - 1 pm. Tailwagger's is located in the whitpain Shopping Center. 

Check our Facebook page the morning of the event to find out which dogs plan to attend. Hope to see you there!! Donations welcome. Wow- what at lot of cutie pies up for adoption !
Saturday, December 2nd  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rock Run Animal Rescue Pictures with Santa – Carlisle

Pet Valu  404 E. High Street Carlisle, PA 17013

Together, we can make a difference in the welfare of animals in many ways. We can do our small part in our community by helping animals in need, helping people keep their animals, helping people through animals, and educating the public. A tall order? Perhaps. But a worthy one. They are worthy of our efforts. Dogs, Horses, Cats, more.
Saturday, December 2nd                           All day  Online 
Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue 
Yankee Candle fundraiser
Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails/Cornwall Trailhead    Route 419
Lebanon, PA   17042

Our fall Yankee Candle fundraiser runs  through Jan. 10, 2018. 40% of all purchases are donated to DVGRR.
A great way to shop for gifts (and for yourself), enjoy great candles and more, and raise money for DVGRR. Visit the site, and use our group code (99991920) in the “Start Shopping” area. (No seller ID is needed.) Your order will be shipped right to your door!

Our mission is simple: To provide new beginnings for displaced Golden Retrievers and Goldendoodles. See our loving adoptables..beautiful!
             Saturday, December 2nd                     11:00 am-2:00 pm
1 One by 1 One Cat Adoption Day
Petco      4607 Perkiomen Ave.        Reading, PA 19606      (610) 779-6176

Since 1994, One By One has been dedicated to helping cats and kittens in need by providing quality foster care and shelter through our voluntary efforts. In addition our cats receive the very best in vet care. We are staffed entirely by non-paid volunteers, so every dollar collected goes towards the care of our cats and kittens. 
Visit and adopt
Saturday, December 2nd                              11:00 am - 7:00 pm
 HSHA's  Open House and Adopt-a-thon 

Humane Society of Harrisburg Area  7790 Grayson Rd     Harrisburg, PA 17111      Phone: (717) 564-3320

Give the Gift of a FURever Home this Holiday Season. Get into the Holiday spirit with a visit to the HSHA for an open house and adopt-a-thon on December 2,Enjoy a full serving of BBQ and a diverse arrangement of baked goods. Most importantly, discounted adoption rates will be available. All dogs can make your house their FURever home for only $20. Cats or Rabbits will be considered yours for $10. Not only are these prices affordable, but they include spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date basic vaccines, microchip, and initial deworming.

Every pet deserves a warm home for the holidays.Consider stopping by the event to give the gift of a home, purchase a holiday toy, or buy other retail items to spoil your furry friend.  Visit
Saturday, December 2nd                                11:00 am-4:00 pm
Cat Angel Network & Chester County SPCA

PetSmart     1010 E Lancaster Ave     Downingtown, PA 19335    (610) 518-0250

Please come out and meet our loving adoptables. Look at these beauties!
Chester County SPCA: To promote the welfare and humane treatment of animals and to be an advocate on their behalf. Our Vision To be the recognized center for animal welfare fostering a community that believes life should be respected and treated with dignity. Visit
Saturday, December 2nd     11:00 am-5:00 pm 
Providence Animal Center 
25% off all dogs and cats over 6 months old- Adoption Special Fee through Dec 31st!

Providence Animal Center 555 Sandy Bank Road  Media, PA 19063

 We have over 120 healthy and friendly pets available at the Adoption Center every day just waiting to come home with you. Our Animal Care and Customer Care Associates are ready to help you find the pet of your dreams.

To meet adoptable animals in person, visit us at the Adoption Center. We are open 362 days a year: 555 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063

Cats and kittens available for adoption-Petco: 7901 Landsdowne Ave, Upper Darby, PA 19026 | 610-446-3206
Dogs available for adoption
Perfect Pooch: 200 King Manor Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 | 610-337-7698
Appointments are required to meet the dogs at Perfect Pooch. Please call in advance.
The Barker Lounge: 107 Rutledge Ave, Folsom, PA 19033 | (610) 586-2003
Saturday, December 2nd          11:00 am-2:00 pm 
York County SPCA Offsite Adoptions 
Petco 2420 Eastern Boulevard York, PA17402

Join the York County SPCA at PetCo in East York for an adoption event from 11am-2pm. Meet adoptable dogs and cats! The York County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing long-term human and animal services to residents of York County. The York County SPCA was founded in 1926.
See our loving adoptables.
Saturday, December 2nd                  12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Annual Tree Lighting
GRIFFIN Pond Animal Shelter 
967 Griffin Pond Road South Abington Township, PA 18411

   Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established as the Humane Society of Lackawanna County in 1938 to provide shelter for homeless, unwanted, and abused animals. Our charitable organization is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 serving Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties.
Saturday, December 2nd     12:00 noon-5:00 pm 
Humane Society of Berks County and The Humane League of Lancaster County Howliday Open Houses

Humane Society of Berks County 1801 N. 11th St.,  Reading, PA 19604
Both The Humane Society of Berks County and The Humane League of Lancaster County will host their annual and furrrtastic Howliday Open House from 11am-5pm!
At each shelter, Santa Paws will stop by from noon-4pm to take photos with your pets! (How can Santa be in two places at once? A little Christmas magic, naturally!)​
Saturday, December 2nd -    12:00 noon-2:00 pm
Linda Ann's Greyhound Rescue Meet n Greet

Pet Valu, 1091 Mill Creek Road (Wal-Mart Shopping Center), Trexlertown    Allentown, PA 18106              Phone: (610) 395-0100

Linda Ann's Greyhound Rescue, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 rescue group devoted to the welfare of retired racing greyhounds. Our home base is in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  We serve the needs for greyhounds in and around the Lehigh Valley area.     
Each of our greyhounds is first placed in a foster home where they learn how to adapt to living in a home.  See our beauties waiting on a loving home.
Saturday, December 2nd    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
PSPCA Low-cost Vaccine Clinic, Monster Pets – Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park Monster Pets  1575 N 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone : (215) 473-9000

The PSPCA and Monster Pets have teamed up to offer convenient, low-cost vaccinations in all Monster Pets stores. No appointment needed. See our adoptables who are looking for forever homes!

PSPCA vaccine clinics make it convenient and affordable to help your pet stay healthy. There’s no appointment needed, and you don’t pay a flat exam fee like you would for a veterinary appointment since your visit focuses on annual vaccinations and other preventive care services.
Saturday, December 2nd      7:00 pm - 1:00am
 Excerpts .... Benefitting Morris Animal Refuge!
Hosted by Project Moshen Dance Company and Morris Animal Refuge

Performance Garage 1515 Brandywine St, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Join Project Moshen Dance Company, Philadelphia’s premiere female jazz dance company, on December 2, 2017, at the Performance Garage for “EXCERPTS”. Benefitting the Morris Animal Refuge, the evening will include wine, light fare, raffles, a silent auction, along with dynamic performances from the dancers you know and love! In the spirit of giving this holiday season, this production is for YOU, the audience. ProMo fans have given feedback on your favorite performances from our repertoire, so we decided to bring them back! 

This special show will include various highlights Project Moshen has produced over the years, along with some guest performances by our friends Sharp Dance Company, as well as Melissa Rector and Dancers. Proceeds from the evening will be given to Philadelphia’s Morris Animal Refuge, the first organization dedicated to sheltering and rehoming pets since 1874.

Who doesn’t love fur babies!!?? Adopt one our loving adoptables /
Saturday, December 2nd     7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Paws Across Pittsburgh 
3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Clyde & Patti's Lounge  901 Freeport Rd, Cheswick, PA 15024

Our 3rd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party will be 12/2/17 at Clyde & Patti’s in Cheswick From 7-10pm!! Come wearing your best Ugly Christmas Sweater and join in the contest!! We will have auction baskets, wine pull and 50/50!! Tickets will be $10 and include food, non-alcoholic beverages and chance at Door prizes!! DJ John Neff will be playing your favorite tunes!! 

Tickets purchased ahead of time will be eligible for a special raffle basket!! Get yours today through our website  or thru PayPal at [email protected] 
Put Ugly Christmas Sweater Party in the memo!! All money raised goes directly to the animals of Paws Across Pittsburgh!!!
Sunday, December 3rd 10:00 am – 11:00 am
SPCA of Luzerne County
WVM Subaru presents Warm & Fuzzy Kitten Yoga!
WVM Subaru 1470 PA-315 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 (570) 714-9924

KITTEN YOGA — ROUND TWO!We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be teaming up with WVM Subaru for a 2nd Warm & Fuzzy Kitten Yoga event on Sunday, December 3rd at 10AM. Come in from the cold and join us at an all level and all ages yoga event, instructed by Diane Sachaczenski, held at the brand new beautiful Wyoming Valley Subaru showroom on 315 (close to the casino)!

They’ll be accepting donations at the door for our animals at the SPCA of Luzerne County. All attendees must bring their own mat. There will be free-roaming cats while we practice our yoga! Please come out and support us, and all of our furry friends here at the shelter!
Sunday, December 3rd     11:00 am- 2:00 pm 
Meet & Greet Hosted by To Love a Canine Rescue

Pet Supplies Plus  959 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380   (610) 696-8042

About To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. located in  Kimberton, Pennsylvania.
To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a non-profit, all-breed, foster based dog rescue in Chester County, PA. We rescue and find permanent homes for abandoned, stray, and surrendered dogs in order to minimize the needless euthanizing of animals. Visit
Sunday, December 3rd         11:00 am-1:00 pm 
 Home At Last Meet & Greet

Pet Valu    2138 E County Line Rd  Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Come out to visit with some of our adoptable dogs at the Pet Valu in Huntingdon Valley. We will be there from 11 am - 1:30 pm. Check our Facebook page the morning of the event to find out which dogs plan to attend. The store is located in the Marketplace at Huntingdon Valley. Donations welcome... Hope to see you there! See loving adoptables
Sunday, December 3rd      12:00 noon to 3 pm
Wags Rescue & Referral Adoptions ...Completing Families 

Pet Supplies Plus  1661 Easton Rd B1 Warrington, PA 18976   (215) 491-2052

If you are interested in adopting at one of our events, you can submit an adoption application and get pre-approved to adopt before the event.
Before you can take your new pet home, you will need to bring a collar, leash, and ID tag with the pet's name and your contact information. We will not finalize the adoption without these items.
If you are finalizing an adoption, we only accept cash or check at adoption events.
For more information, please email [email protected]
Loving adoptable dogs
Loving cats
     Sunday, December 3rd              1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Operation Paws for Homes Offsite Adoption Day

PetValu   570 Shrewsbury Commons Ave   Shrewsbury, PA 17361 
(717) 235-4529

OPH is happy to be back at PetValu with our amazing adoptable dogs and wonderful volunteers. Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized. Most of our dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina. 

With limited resources, the shelters are forced to put down anywhere between 50% and 90% of the animals that come in the front door. Our organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Wow look at the sweeties.
Sunday,  December  3rd         1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Deck the Halls Tour at Lacawac Sanctuary
Shaping the Next Generation of Scientists and Earth Stewards!

LACAWAC Sanctuary and Environmental Education Center 
 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436      Phone: (570) 689-9494

Get into the holiday spirit at Lacawac Sanctuary with a hike to the Adirondack great Camp. Afterwards enjoy hot cocoa at the Watres Lodge. Wear comfortable shoes. All ages welcome. Registration appreciated.Free.

Wayne County Pennsylvania offers events and festivals of all kinds including fairs, music festivals, excursions, car shows, parades and things to do throughout the county. Explore our towns of Honesdale, Hawley, Hamlin, Beach Lake, Waymart, White Mills, Lakeville, New Foundland and others when you are visiting the poconos for your next pennsylvania vacation. The pocono mountain region includes a wide variety of activities including hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, fishing, shopping, antiquing, lodging, dining and more.
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Sunday, December 3rd    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Bingo for Peaceable Kingdom Adoptable Pets 

Hecktown Fire Co, 230 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Hecktown Fire Company/Nazareth Pike/Bethlehem

Doors open: 12:30, BINGO at 1pm.Tickets on sale now: Call Teresa: 484-951-6591 or buy at the door. $20 buys you 20games. Specials are extra. Peaceable Kingdom is a no-kill shelter. 
We do not euthanize animals except in cases of unacceptable aggression or incurable illness. Our mission is:

To provide care, protection, and assistance to animals who are mistreated, injured, abandoned, or otherwise in need.
To offer low-cost veterinary services providing all pet owners a place to get care for their pets To minimize animal overpopulation through low-cost spay/neuter clinics.
To create community awareness and gain support of animal needs through educational efforts.
Continue to expand our facility for cats and dogs. In order to do this, we must make some structural changes and repairs. You can help by donating through our Building Fund. Learn more about it here. Raffle baskets, food available.
Sunday, December 3rd        See Sunday hours
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 

Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
 Sunday, December 3rd      5:00 pm-11:00 pm 
Animal Rescue League Yappy Holidays

Ace Hotel 120 S Whitfield St. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Phone (412) 361-3300

Yappy Holidays-Why should your pooch miss out on the HOWLiday cheer? Don’t miss our Yappy Holidays Market at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh on December 3rd! Humane Animal Rescue, Camp Bow Wow, Petagogy, & Ace Hotel are bringing you food, fun, & shopping for humans & pets alike. This event will feature brunch for both people & pooches,photos with Santa Paws, pet-related gift vendors, activities, & more!

We currently have 400+ beautiful, loving pets looking for homes.
The Animal Rescue League's Open Door Policy: We take in any animal in need of a home. Did you know that very few animal shelters in Western Pennsylvania accept all domestic animals, regardless of age, health, or temperament? "Open Door" means that every animal finds shelter here, every day. The Shelter is at 6620 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412.345.7300
Year Round -Ongoing
STRIKE K-9 Search and Rescue Dogs  
SAR Training and Emergency Response Team

For Emergency Dispatch: In Union County, PA:     570-742-8771 
In Lycoming County, PA: 800-555-7899  From anywhere 570-370-6983 

Based in Central Pennsylvania, STRIKE K-9 is non-profit and affiliated with the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue Council (PSARC). Our search and rescue dogs are available for dispatch every day of the year, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions. 

STRIKE K-9's mission is to train, equip, and mobilize personnel for the purpose of saving lives.  We work cooperatively with emergency services and law enforcement agencies in the location of missing persons.  We provide community education on the topics of Wilderness Safety and Disaster Preparedness.

Check out the very cool website with calendar, activities for kids. This is a wonderful organization with a website that will inspire you.
Monday, December 4th                Ongoing
Low Cost, No Cost Spay & Neuter for your Pets in PA

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Monday, December 4th                 Ongoing 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 
Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
  Monday, December 4th                               9:00 am-3:00 pm 
​Project Feeder Watch sponsored through Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    2910 New Holland Rd. Reading, PA 19607

The Center participates in the winter bird feeder counts sponsored through Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. Volunteers observe, identify birds, and record data at the McConnell Hall bird feeders. Come anytime during count hours to participate and stay as long as you like. Call or email the Center if you need training to participate.
Monday, December 4th             10:00 am-9:00 pm 
Family Pet Photos with Santa

Center Court   100 Viewmont Mall    Scranton, PA 18508 (570) 346-9165

All Pets must be on a leash, in a carrier, or held by the owner at all times. Owners must sign a release prior to visiting Santa and are responsible for pets at all times. Please use the entrance between Applebee's & Yankee Candle.  Pls visit
Monday, December 4th       4:30 pm-5:30 pm 
Read With A Dog!  ​at Falls of Schuylkill Library

Falls of Schuylkill Library Falls of Schuylkill Library  3501 Midvale Avenue (Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.) Philadelphia, PA 19129     215-685-2093

School age kids are invited to come read with Wally, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Dogs love to hear stories!
Space may be limited.

Each year, we welcome 6 million visitors to our 54 neighborhood libraries and the Rosenbach and millions more to We offer 25,000 engaging and enlightening programs for all ages, circulate more than 7 million items, and preserve hundreds of thousands of rare and unique items in our special collections, from ancient cuneiform tablets to the personal letters of Charles Dickens.  We simply couldn’t do it without you. Visit
Tuesday, December 5th  2:00 pm –3:00 pm
Penn Vet "Get Lost" Working Dog Center Tour

Working Dog Center 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue   Philadelphia, PA 19146

“Get Lost” Tour See first hand what it takes to train our nation’s leading detection dogs. Watch as the Working Dog Center staff explains the step-by-step process to preparing a dog to serve as in explosive detection, search & rescue, cancer detection, and more…

*For those interested in becoming a volunteer or an intern, please stay for the volunteer information session immediately following the tour. Tours are conducted by reservation only. To reserve a spot on one of our tours call 215-898-2200.
Limited spots available. No walk-ins please. Tours are free of charge, but donations to the Center are greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, December 5th    3:00 pm-6:00pm
Steel City Greyhounds "The Best Hounds in Town"
Alex and Ani Fundraiser

Alex and Ani Jewelry 5505 Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (Shadyside) 

Steel City Greyhounds is committed to ensuring that the quality of homes found will take precedence over the quantity of greyhounds placed. Steel City Greyhounds Inc., a 501 (c) (3) Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation has been established to promote adoption of retired racing greyhounds in the metropolitan Pittsburgh and surrounding western Pennsylvania regions.

Come out and shop til you drop for the holidays while supporting SCG!15% of sales during this time frame will be donated back to SCG. See our loving adoptables.
   Tuesday, December 5th  Ongoing                                 Schedule Time/flight
 Brave Tide Foundation, Inc.

Brave Tide Foundation            PO Box 735                  Boyertown, PA 19512 
(484) 415-9174

The Brave Tide Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization committed to strategic humanitarian efforts including: rescue and relocation of animals that are abandoned, neglected, or otherwise in need; emergency preparedness and recovery; and financial aid to support educational programs for economically disadvantaged individuals. We 
Create partnerships with corporations, animal shelters, adoption agencies, and other non-profit humanitarian organizations.
Develop air and ground transportation networks to safely and efficiently transport volunteers, animals, resources, and supplies.
Establish short and long-term funding sources to generate working capital for Brave Tide Foundation, Inc. initiatives.   Visit
        Tuesday, December 5th     Ongoing Event        6:00 pm-til
Fayette Friends of Animals- Sponsor a Dog/Cat in the Herald Standard/Daily Courier.

Fayette Friends of Animals  223 Searights Herbert Rd Uniontown, PA 15401     724.245.7815

Sponsor a Dog/Cat in the Herald Standard/Daily Courier. Show your love for animals by sponsoring a cat or dog photo in the Herald Standard or Daily Courier! These photos help to get the shelter animals adopted!! The cost is $16.95 for a small ad and $25.95 for a double ad in the Herald Standard. The cost is $17.00 for a standard add in the Daily Courier. Please make all checks payable to the “Herald Standard” or the “Daily Courier”. Please call the shelter for more information! (724) 245-7815

Fayette Friends of Animals is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that believes in the humane  treatment and humane quality of life for all animals.  As such, we are striving to end the practice  of euthanasia as a means of controlling pet over-population.  We do not adopt out any animal without it being spayed or neutered, and we strive to educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering.  
 Loving dogs adoptables-      --
 Loving cats adoptables-
Hours of Operation  Monday: 1:00 – 5:00  Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:00 Wednesday: 1:00 – 5:00
Thursday: CLOSED  Friday: 1:00 – 5:00 Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00 Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00
Wednesday, December 6th     See hrs at branches til 8 pm 
READ Dogs at Free Library of Philadelphia 

Torresdale Library 3079 Holme Avenue  Philadelphia, PA 19136(Holme Ave. & Willits Rd.)  215-685-0494

​Torresdale branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia hosting READ Dogs for the first time Wednesday night. They were riding the wave of popularity of the program in about 10 other branches across the city.

The Free Library is expecting more branches to start hosting dogs, crediting organizations such as Therapy Dog International and PAWS for People for getting the ball rolling. Contact them!
Thursday, December 7th         9:00 am for dogs ( & 5:00 for cats)
          Forgotten Felines & Fidos LowCost Spay Neuter Day
 Forgotten Felines and Fidos      6022 Mountain Rd     Germansville, PA 18053        Phone: 610-760-9009    

Dogs-Drop Off: 9:00 AM day of surgery*  Pick-up: Approx. 1:00 the day of surgery. (We will call you)   Cats-Drop Off: 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday Evening  *   Pick-up: 8:00-9:00 AM Friday Morning      Please call 610-760-9009 for an appointment.
*Payment ( cash or check) is expected at time of drop off
If you are unable to keep your appointment, kindly contact the shelter at least 24-48 hours in advance, including Saturday and Sunday. so that other cats can be scheduled. Spay & Neuter Consent form is required. Our website is  
Thursday, December 7th     9:00 am til
Birding : Succop Nature Park
Succop Nature Park           185 Airport Rd       Butler, PA 16002

Every Thursday morning at Succop Nature Park, we hold a free, naturalist led Birds and More walk through the reserve. 

The walk starts at 9 am and happens year-round! On a recent hike, we spotted an Indigo Bunting and a Kingbird. Join us next Thursday to add to your bird sighting list.​

A beautiful location to watch birds, animals, and nature - or to hold your special event.
Open from dawn to dusk, with dog-friendly walking trails, two ponds, and natural spaces used for outdoor activities and education, Succop Nature Park has a longstanding history in the Butler community. In years past, before Audubon managed the property, the public was invited to use the land for picnics—and even to collect fresh eggs from the onsite hens. Today, the property and its serene environment attracts visitors of all ages who seek to connect with birds and nature. Visit
Thursday, , December 7th  10:00 am-5:00 pm
ACCT Philly Animal Care & Control Adoptions 

ACCT Philly 111 West Hunting Park Ave Philadelphia, PA 19140
(267) 385-3800 phone

ACCT Philly welcomes adopters 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Adopting a new pet is easy. Our main shelter facility is open weekdays, 1pm – 8pm, and weekends, 10am – 5pm and we have numerous other adoption locations where pets are housed or visit weekly & monthly. Please bring photo ID with your current name and address.

Weekdays from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Adoption fees vary from as low as zero dollars – that’s right, no fee to around $25 . What a deal for a forever best friend. Max depending on the age, species and type of animal. We frequently offer special adoption discounts and promotions; check out the News page for details! Wonderful work they do! Visit
Thursday, December 7th            12:00 noon-5:00 pm 
Adams County SPCA- Microchip Your Pet              

Adams County SPCA    11 Goldenville Rd.    Gettysburg, PA 17325

 Microchipping offers pet owners the security and peace of mind that comes from the only permanent pet identification technology and a safe and secure way to reunite you and your pet, via our Lost Pet Recovery Service.

The cost of microchips are as follows:Cat or Dog: $25.00
Registration of the microchip is included. Microchipping will be done anytime during our normal business hours.We are dedicated to helping both pets and people and to saving the lives of animals in the community.   We offer low cost spay & neuter services. To make an appointment, please call 717-334-8876 Ext. 28. See our loving adoptables!
Horses & Other Animals
Mon: 12 pm-6 pm  Tue: CLOSED  Wed: 12 pm-5 pm  Thu: 12 pm-5 pm  Fri: 12 pm-6 pm 
Sat: 11 am-4 pm  Sun: CLOSED
Horse Rescues in our Area. 
Angel Acres Horse Haven 717.965.7901  Last Chance Ranch 215.538.2510
Lost & Found Horse Rescue 717.428.9701
Thursday, December 7th       12:00 noon-7:00 pm 
Animal Friends Elves Wrapping Gifts at Ross Park Mall
1000 Ross Park Mall Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

As you're hard at work on your holiday shopping list, stop by and see us at Ross Park Mall. For a donation of any amount, our holiday elves will give you a hand with your gift wrapping. You'll have more time to get into the spirit of the season, knowing you brought a little extra holiday cheer to the dogs, cats and rabbits back at Animal Friends!
Our gift wrapping table is located on the upper level of Ross Park Mall, in front of Sears. More Dates and times are listed below.

See and adopt one of our loving adoptables.
 Thursday, December 7th       12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Museum Of Indian Culture NE Woodland Program
Cookie Tin Fundraiser 
Museum Of Indian Culture 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd    Allentown PA 18103

These mouth-watering handmade treats are available in 6” Cookie tins for $20.00 and 8” Cookie tins for $35.00. 12” Party Trays are available for $60.00 each. Tins are filled with all-time classic favorites of Kiffles, Chocolate Chip, Nut Tassies, Russian Tea Cakes, Sugar Cookie and Gingerbread Cut-outs, Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies Viennese Fingers, White Chocolate Macadamia, and Cherry Shells.

Bring home the magic of the holidays in every delicious bite! Order your tins today by calling (610)797-2121 or email [email protected]. Pick up dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 8 through Decembers 23 from 10 am – 4 pm

Our Northeastern Woodland Program includes a general history on the tribes that once lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Participants will see a variety of European and Native American goods that were commonly traded, and learn about food sources, tools, jewelry, etc.  There is a lecture on family life , social structure, housing and survival.   
Museum hours are Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (special expanded summer hours).
Thursday, December 7th     4:00 pm -8:00 pm
Mylestone Equine Rescue Silent auction, Merchandise, and More!
Horseman's Outlet 37 Molasses Hill Rd  Lebanon, NJ 08833   877 238 1200
------Approx 20 miles from Harrisburgh, PA     

Join Mylestone at Horsemen's Outlet! - Horsemen's Outlet in Lebanon, NJ will be having their big annual sale, and Mylestone will be there with our silent auction, merchandise, and more. Come down on the following days:

Every Saturday from Nov. 24 to December Dec. 17th from 10 am to 6 pm, and every Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm

​* Saturday only Dec. 23rd from 10 am to 6 pm

* And come on Ladies Night! December 7th from 4-8 pm

Mylestone Equine Rescue has been helping horses since 1994. Mylestone is a non-profit 501c3 charity located in Pohatcong NJ. Mylestone is an all-breed horse rescue dedicated to helping abused, neglected and unwanted horses. Our goal is to educate the public to the plight and suffering of unwanted horses. We hope to adopt the horses into new homes, but if suitable homes can’t be found we provide sanctuary for the horses for the rest of their lives. Beautiful loving adoptables.
-Thursday, December 7th       6:30 pm til
Chester County Vegan Meetup Dinner at the Great American Pub
The Great American Pub and Grill   148 Bridge St    Phoenixville, PA  19460 Phone (610) 917-3333

Who should join our group: Vegans, vegetarians, those interested in learning about plant-based eating..
* Why should members join: To learn more about plant-based diets, socialize and have fun. * What can members expect out of the group: Dining meetups and social events such as fairs. Visit

Friday, December  9th                Ongoing 
Adopt, Volunteer, Donate to Penn Shelters & Rescues 
Pennsylvania  ANIMAL Orgs by County
Rescue Me Pennsylvania
Friday, December 8th                             8:00 am - sunset 
Round Hill Park

Round Hill Park  Phone: 412-350-INFO (4636) Option 2   651 Round Hill Road  Elizabeth, PA, 15037  

Encompassing 1,101 acres in Elizabeth Township, Round Hill Park features an exhibition farm with animals that is open every day of year. Other amenities include shelters, a spray park, and walking and bridle trails. Round Hill Park is open daily, 8:00 am - sunset. Contact information.

At Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Township, in the southeast corner of the county, there is a modern working farm that supplements the park itself. The exhibit farm is open every day of the year and affords tens of thousands of school students on field trips, and daily visitors, an interpretive program that revolves around the farm, and the water and food cycles of life. The 17 picnic groves reflect the life of a farm with names like Alfalfa, Timothy, Wagon Wheel and Quiet Acres.
Friday, December 8th        12:30pm-6:00 pm everyday 
Pennsylvania SPCA- Ctrl PA Center Danville Adoptions

Central PA Center  1467 Bloom Rd  Danville, PA 17821​  (570) 275-0340
The Danville Branch of the Pennsylvania SPCA is located in beautiful Montour County and is home to most of our farm species available for adoption, such as horses, ponies and sometimes even goats or cows. Danville also has many dogs and cats looking for forever homes.

Danville Adoptable Cats

Danville Adoptable Dogs

Danville Other Adoptable Animals & Horses

Look for our exciting Yappy Hour coming up on Dec 15th! PSPCA Yappy Hour- Hosted By Shayne Gostisbehere, American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League. He is known by his nickname, "Ghost" or "Ghost Bear." Public · Hosted by Punch Line Philly and 2 others
Friday, December  8th        11:30 am-11:00 pm 
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Fundraiser for Animal Friends 
 Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
1810 Settlers Ridge Center Drive,         Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Take a break from your holiday shopping for a delicious meal at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Robinson. Simply tell your server that you are dining to support Animal Friends or present this flier and 20% of your bill will be donated to the animals!

Animal Friends, a premier companion animal resource community, is committed to promoting the animal-human bond and nurturing relationships with companion animals which are guided by compassion. See our event calendar.

Friday, December 8th            6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tree Tops Kitty Cafe DIY UGLY SWEATER Cat Beds

TreeTops Kitty Cafe 305 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19352 
phone (610) 925-2908

Spoil your cat with a custom bed made from an old sweaters or sweatshirts, or make one for a needy cat at the rescue or a local shelter. We have a selection to choose from or bring one of your own, either an Ugly Christmas Sweater or an Old favorite that no longer fits.

Snack, drink, cats & supplies provided for the evening $20 donation fee. Please RSVP in advance to hold a spot. Let us know if you need a sweater or if you are bringing one with you.Hosted by Tracey & Olivia, TreeTops Animal Rescue. Landenberg, PA 19350  Phone: 610-925-2908. 

The non-profit Treetops Kitty Café is dedicated to finding permanent homes for rescued cats. We sell pet supplies, drinks & snacks, and for a small donation fee, visitors can sit & mingle with our many adorable adoptable cats. Visit
Friday, December 8th     7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Psychic Gallery with William Stillman
​Bee Present Wellness 309 Third St.New Cumberland, Pennsylvania 17070

What is a Psychic Gallery? Expect the unexpected as acclaimed psychic William Stillman connects with the realm beyond as well as offering predictions and intuitive insights. If you are intrigued by popular TV shows like Crossing Over or The Long Island Medium, you will want to attend this "live" event! Bill works through divine grace and will say an opening blessing with audience members. For the first hour, he will communicate the intuitive information he receives; after intermission, the second hour is your opportunity to ask questions.
This event is an opportunity for those attending to gain perspective and insight for the principles of Spirit -- how loving presences communicate to us.
Saturday, December 9th  Leave PA 7:00 am (Return 7 pm)

Furever Home Adoption Center
New York City s Bus Trip
Leave Fruitville K-Mart 

Join Us for a Fun Filled Day in the Big Apple to Help our Furry Friends!  It's a one day trip to New York all to benefit the animals . 50 50 Raffle. Fun and holiday shopping! City.
Saturday, December 9th   7:00 am-11:00 am
 2nd Annual Pancakes for Pitties 
Brownstone Masonic Temple Association 215 W. Governor Rd, Hershey, PA (717) 533-6032

Pitties.Love.Peace, Inc. was founded by a group of pit bull lovers dedicated to rescue, advocacy and education. Most of us have been involved in dog rescue in a variety of forms for many years. We are trainers, groomers, business owners, dog lovers and pit bull owners, among many other things. 

We are excited to be able to change the lives of our rescue dogs and of dog lovers everywhere. Pit bulls are one of the most mistreated, misunderstood and misrepresented breeds of all time. Pittie.Love.Peace’s mission is to save those neglected and suffering at the hands of humans and to adopt them into loving forever homes. One of our main goals is to advocate for the breed we love so much and to educate the public on the truth about pit bulls.
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